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Beyond Star Wars: Space Opera Classics

Here are some big fat sci-fi classics that look at the big picture...

Gradisil

Gradisil by Adam Roberts

Adam Roberts is professor of nineteenth-century literature at Royal Holloway, University of London. He is the author of six novels: Salt (2000), On (2001), Stone (2002), Polystom (2003), The Snow (2004), and Gradisil (2006), and two novellas Park Polar (2

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Foundation

Foundation by Isaac Asimov

To this day, I use "Seldon" crises as an analogy...

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The Quiet War

The Quiet War by Paul McAuley

Paul McAuley's first novel won the Philip K. Dick Award and he has gone on to win almost all of the major awards in the field. For many years a research biologist, he now writes full-time. He lives in London. Visit Paul McAuley online at http://unlikelywo

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A Fire Upon the Deep

A Fire Upon the Deep by Vernor Vinge

A Fire Upon the Deep is a science fiction novel written by Vernor Vinge, an award-winning space opera involving superhuman intelligences, aliens, variable physics, space battles, love, betrayal, genocide, and a conversation medium resembling Usenet. A Fir

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Dune

Dune by Frank Herbert

The first in the epic science fiction series of the same name, Dune is set on the desert planet Arrakis, host to "the Spice" - the most important resource in the universe, needed for interplanetary travel and coveted for its effects on longevity and grant

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River Of Gods

River Of Gods by Ian McDonald

River of Gods is a science fiction novel by Ian McDonald. It is one of the first works in popular fiction to imagine a futuristic India, inhabited by ancient traditions as well as artificial intelligence, robots and nanotechnology. The novel won the Briti

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Sundiver

Sundiver by David Brin

Sundiver is a 1980 science fiction novel by David Brin. It is the first book of his Uplift trilogy, and was followed by the Hugo and Nebula award winning novel Startide Rising in 1983.

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Matter

Matter by Iain M Banks

"A culture novel"--Jacket. "Science fiction Orbit"--Jacket.

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Pandora's Star

Pandora's Star by Peter F Hamilton

Critics have compared the engrossing space operas of Peter F. Hamilton to the classic sagas of such sf giants as Isaac Asimov and Frank Herbert. But Hamilton's bestselling fiction--powered by a fearless imagination and world-class storytelling skills--has

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Metaplanetary

Metaplanetary by Tony Daniel

Tony Daniel brilliantly dreams the future and reinvents humanity itself in Metaplanetary, an epic chronicle of civil war and transcendence that plays out on an enormous stage encompassing the solar system in its entirety.

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